Chad M. Pilon, Esq.

Almost 20 years ago I started working for the injured in the legal field. At first, I assisted world class trial attorneys to organize and understand thousands of documents in a complex toxic pollution case against one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturer. Those attorneys taught lessons that no attorney learns in law school – integrity means everything. While earning a Master’s Degree at Florida State University, I earned invaluable knowledge of concepts of justice, fairness, and what that meant to the legal system and injured individuals. While attending Stetson University College of Law, I participated in the Law Review, a prestigious and coveted academic position, and graduated in the top 10% of the school.

For the past 14 years I have had the benefit and honor to ONLY represent those who have been injured because of the negligence and fault of others. I spent numerous years representing families who have lost a love one, or watched them suffer, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or and the hands of their doctors or nurses. I continued on to help people inured as the result of dangerous products, premises liability, and accidents involving semi-trucks, motorcycles, and cars. Too many families are destroyed or uprooted because of the carelessness of others – I have helped them all. NEVER for the insurance or big companies.

Today, I am using my experience as a lawyer, counsel, and advocate – who has only worked for the injured, to make a difference with the integrity and service that is expected of someone who calls themselves an attorney. It is an obligation that I have worked my entire life to achieve. I have learned and will work daily to make sure that every person, business, and family I represent gets the individual and unique attention to their case that it deserves.

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  • Juris Doctorate, Stetson University College of Law, cum laude
    • Class Rank- 8th upon graduation
    • Phi Delta Phi – Legal – Honor Fraternity
    • Law Review
      • Assistant Editor
      • Outstanding Associate Award Recipient
      • Summer Scholarship Keynote Speaker
      • Thesis: Medical Malpractice Adult Child Exception to the Wrongful Death Act
    • Book Award Recipient – multiple classes
  • Master of Public Administration, Florida State University
    • Specialization in Budgeting and Financial Management
    • Pi Alpha Alpha – Honor Fraternity
  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University
  • Sarasota High School, Sarasota, Florida



Professional Associations / Membership

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Mississippi Bar Association (inactive)
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Florida Justice Association (Board Member 2010-2015)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Homeowners Association (board member)
  • Pinellas County Schools – PTA/PSTA member



Achievements and Recognition

  • AV Rating – Martindale Hubble
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • America Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – "10 Best" Client Satisfaction
  • Florida Justice Association - Bronze Eagle Award
  • Stetson Law Review – Outstanding Associates Award
  • Stetson Law Review Scholarship Luncheon – Presenter/Speaker
  • Phi Delta Phi – Legal – Honor Fraternity
  • Pi Alpha Alpha – Honor Fraternity (Master’s program)